Helping People To Give Up Smoking Can Be Easy by Fabio LugoboniHelping People To Give Up Smoking Can Be Easy by Fabio Lugoboni

Helping People To Give Up Smoking Can Be Easy

byFabio Lugoboni, Biagio Tinghino

Paperback | September 30, 2013

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Why is it so difficult to quit smoking? Often the main obstacle is the fear of failing. The situation is no different for health professionals, especially doctors. They too often stop because of their fear of failure, or get discouraged, thinking they might not have the skills to help people quit smoking. Yet encourage and support patients to stop smoking is one of the primary tasks of the doctor, as you can well understand the harmful consequences of smoking on health. Moreover, the treatment of smoking is not complicated, if you have some basic skills: pharmacologic treatment, patient-doctor communication and motivational interviewing. This book comes from daily practice. The author explains in a very direct way the art of "tobaccology", with simulated examples and useful tricks. Current and relevant data on epidemiology, neurobiology of addiction, risks, comorbidity and treatment are then provided.

Fabio Lugoboni was born, lives, and works in Verona, Italy. He is a medical internist and head of Unit Operations of Addiction Medicine, Policlinico GB Rossi of the University Hospital of Verona. Its activity is mainly clinical and includes the treatment of addictions, both legal (nicotine, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, opioids, and a...
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Title:Helping People To Give Up Smoking Can Be EasyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 30, 2013Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:889741933X

ISBN - 13:9788897419334

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Table of Contents

The practiceHealth workers and smokingThe smoker: a strangerMotivationThe timeThe settingThe actor's suitcaseBehind the desk, back to workGroup therapyHow to avoid relapsesThe problem of weight increaseThe patient who does not want to try to give up smokingThe theorySmoking and healthNeurochemical addictionBehavioral and psychological aspects of smokingUnderstanding personal motivationFacing patient's resistance with motivational interviewingThe pharmacotherapy of smoking cessation: an updateThe process of relapse

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"Caro Fabio,This weekend, I had the pleasure of reading your e-book, Helping People to Give Up Smoking Can Be Easy. Congratulations! It is very impressive and I believe a very helpful addition to the literature for physicians who want to help their patients quit. A couple observations-I love how you started with the actions physicians can take and ended with the health effects of smoking. I agree with your perspective that we sometime numb our audience when we always start with statements regarding how harmful smoking is. Other comments-I liked Biagio Tinghino's preface. Your format in the first half- "The Time", "The Setting", "The Actor's Suitcase" was excellent.A couple suggestions-I find when I speak or write for clinicians that it is helpful to tell them about all of the medications but to also steer them in the direction of the two most effective treatments-combination NRT and varenicline (based on the PHS Guideline recommendation). I believe it helps overwhelmed clinicians when they leave knowing what they really need to become familiar with. I say this with an understanding the extra cost of combo NRT and the extra risk of varenicline. The other suggestion related to dosing for nicotine gum and lozenges. In the USA now, we have a simple rule-if you smoke your first cigarette of the day within 30 minutes of awakening-use the 4 mg gum or lozenge. If after 30 minutes, use the 2 mg. Finally, you were very kind in your forward to reference me and my lectures in Italy including to your students.Fabio-it was a honor to review this!"--Michael C. Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI), University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health